Parents' Guide to

Jr. Detective Agency

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Silly, fun parody of noir films, with some bullying.

Movie G 2011 86 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 14+

Sexy stuff

Ok i am the only review that i know of that is speaking against they sexy stuff. Pros A little funny Cons 1. kids going to secret building and kiss 1 time. 2. Man talks about dating the news woman he does not know on live tv. 2. Kid lies to parents at least twice. 3. Kid sneaks out of the house Against parents desire to solve crime. This was the biggest problem for me. If this is ok with you then this way be a move for you. This caught me off guard because no one reported this on this review site. But i am reporting about it. Besides this stuff it was ok. Acting was low budget at some parts. But kinda funny. My kids liked it.

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Too much sex
age 6+

Goofy and harmless

This movie will never be winning any Oscars, but my kids like it. I enjoyed watching a silly movie with them that wasn’t another robot cartoon.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Jr. Detective Agency is most enjoyable when the 13-year-old aspiring detective has internal monologues attempting the hard-boiled noir-speak of Raymond Chandler novels. It's ludicrously cute as he does this, and it nearly makes up for the phoned-in French accent of Luke Perry, to say nothing of the terrible acting of the second-tier characters.

Still, as a kid-version of noir, Jr. Detective Agency has enough charming moments to be entertaining for both kids and adults.

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